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High winds have forced Rhode Island lawmakers to cancel a skydiving excursion to raise money for charity.

Republican Rep. Robert Nardolillo said the event originally planned for Sunday will be rescheduled. A new date hasn't yet been set.

Nardolillo organized the first "legislative leap" last year to support the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

This year, Nardolillo and Republican Rep. James McLaughlin are asking colleagues to skydive to raise money for the Rhode Island Military Family Relief Fund, which provides grants to military families in need.

Donors should send checks made payable to the Rhode Island Military Family Relief Fund to the National Guard offices in Cranston.

McLaughlin, an Army veteran, says it's heartwarming how many people have donated already. He says their goal is to raise at least $5,000.




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